WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has recently created a centralized MDL docket for claims that Bayer’s Mirena IUD contraceptive system causes pseudotumor cerebri.

Pseudotumor cerebri, or intracranial hypertension, is a condition in which pressure inside the skull increases. The brain is affected in a way that appears to be, but is not, a tumor.

The symptoms are similar to that of a brain tumor, and if the condition worsens, optic nerve swelling and vision loss can occur.

Recent studies have suggested that the hormone released by the Mirena IUD, levonorgestrel, may cause pseudotumor cerebri in some women.

The petition this March was the second time in two years that plaintiffs of Mirena pseudotumor cerebri claims have requested the formation of an MDL docket.

The first request in July 2014 was denied because, at that time, only nine cases had been filed by a single group of plaintiffs. The JPML reportedly concluded that centralization would not be appropriate because of the small number of cases and potentially individualized causation arguments for each plaintiff.

Since then, the number of claims has grown to nearly 150, involving 17 districts, over a dozen plaintiffs’ attorneys, and almost two-dozen defense attorneys.

The panel stated, according to Harris Martin Publishing, that they can alter their decision between first and second motions for centralization “where a significant change in circumstances has occurred.”

The significant increase in the number of claims provided such a change, according to the panel.

The MDL docket was established in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. This is an appropriate location as an MDL docket involving a different Mirena-related complication is being presided over in the same district, and Bayer’s corporate headquarters are located nearby in New Jersey.

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